WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with 34 million readers, today announced the launch of its Faces of 50+ Real People Model Search. Men and women age 50 and older are invited to enter by sharing how they embody the magazine's belief that life at 50+ brims with possibilities. The Faces of 50+ Real People Model Search is accepting submissions now through August 15th at www.aarp.org/modelsearch. Winners will be selected by a panel of AARP editors along with June/July 2013 AARP The Magazine cover stars Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, hosts of NBC's TODAY.
"People are reimagining what life at 50+ looks like today, and we're looking to spotlight real people who truly embody what 50+ looks like today in every aspect," said Meg Grant, West Coast Editor of AARP The Magazine. "Hoda and Kathie Lee are great examples of what we're looking for, and we're excited to bring a fresh perspective to our judging panel and have them join us in our search. We hope that our readers will bring the same exuberance to our search as they do!"
Readers eager to put their best face forward can enter at www.aarp.org/modelsearch by submitting a photograph, motto and a short essay describing how they are living their best life at 50+. AARP The Magazine's editors and judges will then choose six winners, and a select group of the remaining top submissions will be featured on www.aarp.org where readers will select a seventh reader's choice winner. All seven models will be brought to New York for a photo shoot and featured in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of AARP The Magazine.
To encourage even more participation from AARP The Magazine readers, each individual's submission will automatically be entered for a chance to win $5,000 in the Faces of 50+ sweepstakes. Additionally, any visitor to the site has a chance to win the sweepstakes by checking out the finalists and rating the contestants. Sweepstakes and contest winners will be announced by September 30. Contest rules are available by visiting http://aarp.org/ModelSearch.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with 34 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, our bilingual multimedia platform for Hispanic members; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.